First-Time Graduate Teaching Assistant Training

GTA Training

Incoming GTAs who will be on campus by August 15, 2022 are required to attend the hybrid version of this training. The hybrid version uses a flipped classroom approach by providing key information in an online component that GTAs complete prior to joining the face-to-face (F2F) component. The online component typically requires two to three hours. In the F2F component, presenters and facilitators model best practices and guide GTAs to participate in engaged learning that draws on material covered in the online component. The online component of the hybrid version of the training will open on August 8, 2022 and must be completed by the time GTAs join the F2F component, which will be offered from 8 AM to 2 PM on Monday August 15, 2022 in the Lory Student Center Ballrooms.

Please only register for the fully online training if you cannot physically attend the hybrid training.

GTA Training Registration

Fully Online Training – January 9 – 15

The next GTA Training will be conducted in January 2023 prior to the start of the spring semester.  Registration links are below.

The Purpose of GTA Training

To equip all incoming GTAs with basic institutional knowledge about Colorado State University.

The training will include the wide variety of University resources any GTA will need and or find helpful in the fulfillment of his or her duties and responsibilities, likewise the personal and professional expectations to which the University will hold them.

Incoming GTAs will also be introduced to universal learning and teaching issues, current pedagogical Best Practices, as well as strategies both for promoting academic integrity and assessing student performances/outcomes.

Required Training

You will receive an email containing a link to CSU’s compulsory Sexual Harassment training module:

Completion is required of all CSU employees as a condition of employment.

About Canvas

Canvas is the Learning Management System, or LMS, used by CSU and is the platform through which you will teach your courses.

This online GTA training course will appear in your Canvas dashboard. Completing it will introduce you to best practices in teaching while helping you learn how to effectively use the Canvas Learning Management System.

Watch for a notification in your CSU email account informing you that the course is available.

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Contact info

Debora Colbert

Debora Colbert

Director of Professional Development and Co-Director, CSU Center for Mindfulness


Phone: 970-491-2645


Kira Marshall-McKelvey

Kira Marshall-McKelvey

Graduate Coordinator